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May 31–June 1, 2024 Indianapolis, IN

Hosted at OMNI/Topgolf

Join 100 Transportation Directors

Join 100 Pupil Transportation Directors as they discuss the importance of leadership and culture to organizational success and growth, a topic that has never been so timely. Staff shortages among drivers and maintenance technicians continue to adversely affect school district transportation departments and school bus contractors alike.

The solution to engaging and retaining the right employees—and ridding your organizations of toxic employees—is not simply about offering potlucks and ping-pong tables.

If you are a registered STN EXPO full conference attendee, there’s no additional cost to you, your municipality or your organization to participate in this exclusive event! Apply now for one of the limited 100 spots. Meals, snacks and participation expenses are covered by STN.

Have a question about the Transportation Director Summit? Contact Ryan Gray at ryan@stnonline.com or Tony Corpin at tony@stnonline.com.

Schedule at a Glance

(Subject to change)

Day 1  |  Friday, June 2

3:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Omni Severin Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Tony Corpin, School Transportation News, Publisher Welcome, Hot Industry Topic Discussion, Networking and Refreshments

Day 2  |  Saturday, June 3

7 a.m.
Hosted at Topgolf Fishers
Transportation to Topgolf Departs 8 – 8:30 a.m.
Continental Networking Breakfast 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Keynote: Sylvie di Giusto
Topic: Discover Your Fair Advantage

Lunch, refreshments, interactive table discussions and breaks in private golf bays

4 – 5 p.m. 
Networking Mixer

5:15 p.m.
Buses Depart for Host Hotel

Summit Speaker

Sylvie di Giusto


Discover Your Fair Advantage

Saturday June 3, 2023

Let’s get personal, shall we? How do you set yourself apart from your peers and competitors? How do you distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack? What exactly makes you unique and stand out? Or, why should people trust you, follow you, buy from or buy into you?

Profound questions that professionals in the workplace should be able to answer instantly. However, we rarely take the time to identify what makes us one of a kind and how we can leverage this fair advantage for our career and the organizations we work for. Nonetheless, a greater sense of self-awareness and self-confidence would allow you to present, act, and communicate authentically and confidently in any situation, whether face-to-face or online.

During this interactive presentation, you will uncover the unique qualities and traits that you individually bring to your workplace and that enable you to excel as a professional. With thought-provoking insights and profound questions, Sylvie will help you discover the intersections of sixteen different factors that cannot be replicated by anyone else and therefore make each of you a “category of one.”

Let’s Talk.

Enjoy two days of focused higher learning and networking experience that blends together school district leaders, private fleet managers, industry suppliers and OEMs. Participants will network with peers, off-site at Topgolf Fishers prior to the start of the regular STN EXPO conference. Discussing the newest innovations and best practices that impact your school transportation operations now. We invite you to come together for this event at no cost to qualified decision makers. Be a part of the community of pupil transportation directors and executives that are making a difference in our industry.


The Transportation Director Summit at STN EXPO is a signature event that is designed exclusively for qualified transportation directors. Join the industry’s leading pupil transportation directors and private fleet executives for an immersive two days of higher learning on June 2-3, 2023. The Transportation Director Summit will be offered  to transportation directors and private fleet executives who have ultimate decision-making power. Successful applicants will gain access to engaging, high-level meetings with peers and representatives of leading industry suppliers to brainstorm opportunities amid the current challenging student transportation environment. The goal is to implement true leadership and innovation practices into local operations.

This free event is opened to all qualified transportation directors and supervisors, assistant transportation directors and supervisors, superintendents, financial directors, purchasing agents, fleet managers, and private contractor executives.

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Have a question about the Transportation Director Summit? Contact Tony Corpin at tony@stnmedia.com or Alice Sabedra at alice@stnmedia.com.


How will transportation directors be selected?
Conference attendees will register like normal, identifying their interest in participating at the TD Summit. Then the STN team will carefully vet all applicants to validate their credentials, since we have a 100 person maximum limit.

When will our two reps talk to the transportation directors?
During the event, your reps will be engaged at the ice breaker and also during the problem solving-portion of the speaker’s discussion and interaction. It will take place within the mini-groups, with the networking breaks also providing interactions.

What is going to keep the directors there?
The content, speaker and peer discussions. It’s more about a team problem solving experience with focused meaningful content. Additionally, food and beverage will be provided during the breaks and cocktail hour.

Are our reps required to attend all of the sessions?
Yes, they are an important part of the discussion, problem solving and networking.

How do reps interact with the transportation directors during these sessions?
Discussions will take place within small mini-groups of three to four transportation directors and one assigned vendor partner. Each group of transportation directors rotates after each speaker session from table to table, providing guaranteed time together. Your two reps would be assigned a specific table, such as #1 & #7.